Post by Coastrider on Apr 18, 2020 19:16:22 GMT -8
Has anyone heard about the impacts of the wildfires on the salmon river? Paul? Hope this fire is not going to damage the areas around the Salmon River badly, that would be a bad thing for this watershed. Here is the new report I read.
Post by Coastrider on Apr 19, 2020 11:38:36 GMT -8
I totally get it and appreciate the access but wish the borders and boundaries were observed a little closer in some areas. I've been on some rivers where they have logged trees off the bank of the river when they should be 20-50' back. I guess when there's a beauty tree it must be tempting but totally unnecessary. Without logging I sit here unemployed so I understand first hand the need for logging for both access to woods and our economy.
Logging could have been done at a more sustainable level. Sustainable resources and jobs for generations. But nope, fast, big money won out and now they and the forest and much of life that depended on it are gone. Raped! The Salmon in particular is a mess. Once a premier Steelhead river, with fish in the 20# range common, now just a reminiscent trickle of what they once were. The Gold River, on the opposite side is even worse, with fish being all but extinct.
Not the river I fished in the 80's, for sure. No river is, that I can think of. Human greed. Developers to fisherman to miners, loggers etc it's all the same. The comic strip Pogo summed it up. "I have seen the enemy and it is us."
Burn was small and far upstream. Listed as Under control today.